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Joined: 05 Feb 2014
Posts: 19
Location: India
GMAT 1: 720 Q50 V38
GPA: 3.3
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New post 13 Dec 2016, 14:53
I would appreciate a review of my profile as mentioned below. I have started with my applications but I need some addvice about the target schools that I've set.
I would also be looking to get scholarships from various schools.

My Profile

Nationality: Indian
Age: 28 years
Gender: Male
GMAT score: 720

Work experience: 5.5 years
Current Industry: E-commerce
Previous Industries: Service Delivery/ Engg & Tech(Manufacturing)

I joined an Engg & Tech firm and worked there in production division. I handled various projects related to productivity improvement. Thereafter, I joined a service delivery firm where I worked with multiple US based clients. I also handled multiple teams working on different projects. I then switched to an E-commerce startup in healthcare secor in early 2016 where I worked as Manager- Strategic Procurement.

Undergrad school/ Major: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Pune University
Undergrad percentage: 56 (Higher second class)

Extracurricular activities:
• Worked with an NGO as a mentor to kids from underpriviliged backgrounds
• Worked for a CSR initiative run by my first employer
• Founded sports clubs in my present organization which is a startup
• Member of a few sports committees which organized recreational events when I worked with my previous employer

Target career stream: Operations management
Target schools: Ross, CMU Tepper, UNC, McCoombs, Kelley

Thanks in advance!
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New post 15 Dec 2016, 15:13
Hi Shardul,

You seem to have a solid profile for the schools you listed. Ross and UNC may be a bit more reach for you but you’ve balanced out your list nicely with several target schools. Your work experience is interesting – particularly your current role at the start-up has undoubtedly provided some great leadership experience. (Starting the sports clubs at your company is a great example of leadership as well.) Demonstrating a positive career trajectory from role-to-role and how that connects with your post-MBA goals will be key to communicate across your applications. As you know, you’re part of a highly competitive demographic so differentiation will be important for you. That can come via your work experience but also through your extra-curriculars or other personal experiences.

I did notice that your GPA is a bit on the low side. That is something you’ll want to address in an optional essay. You may not have time to complete an additional course or re-take the GMAT prior to applying but that is something you could consider doing post-submission. In the case of a course, you could state that you’re starting it in the optional essay and then submit your grade to the school once completed.

Good luck with your applications!


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